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Dec 21, 2012 6:00am EST
and i reserve the balance of my time. >> the gentleman from california. >> i'd like to associate myself with her remarks that we hopefully will not go over the fiscal cliff. i would like to say that i can provide my friend from rochester, our distinguished ranking member from the rules committee, insurance and we will not be adjourning the congress today and ending our work. i said in the rules committee, mr. speaker, that we are going to continue with our work. the action we are going to take as it relates to these two measures, the reconciliation package designed to ensure that we do not see sequestration, which we all knew would be devastating -- it is a package of $230 billion. it is a responsible measure that is not going to be getting -- gutting programs. it will be tackling entitlements reforms. >> will be representative yields? >> sure, i will yield. >> thank you for yielding. we were assured that the bill we were getting was the bill we would vote on. all we got was doublespeak. >> if i can reclaim my time, i can say that i have served as long as the minority as john dingell. i
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 1:00am EST
, and the urban institute's senior fellow. california republican congressman jerry lewis is retiring from the house after 34 years in office. the 17 term congressman represents the 41st district in southeastern california, which includes parts of san bernardino and riverside county. this interview is 30 minutes. >> congressmen jerry lewis, you are leaving after three plus decades here. in what ways is this institution different than when you joined? >> there have been many changes. the most significant difficulty with those changes is we have tended recently to more and more polarized ourselves. there is a tendency to want to paint everything in partisan terms. 90% of the issues we deal with have nothing to do with partisan politics. we are here to attempt to respond to our constituency needs in a way that reflects their priorities. the partisanship has gotten in the way of members working with each other. >> can you trace the roots of that? >> i think i can. i arrived here in 1979. one of my classmates was newt gingrich. early on, he took on as his target, the speaker jim wright. that wa
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 8:00pm EST
: at this time, it's migrate pleasure to yield the gentleman from california, chairman of the ways and means health subcommittee, mr. herger. mr. herger: i thank my good friend. how wonderful it is to be able to sit here and listen to all these incredibly warm remarks from people who, like myself, know and love jay pearson. and there's a reason for that. jay, you're one of the best of the best. and i think, it's hard to believe that 26 years comes and goes so very, very quickly, but it was 26 years ago when i first came here. and of course, you come here and you're excited and you come here with a dream, because of our great country and preserve our constitution, but, boy, there's a lot to learn. there's a lot of hall ways to figure out. there are a lot of procedures to try to figure out how to work our way through. and jay, you were always there. you were there to a guy like myself that i could come up to on the q t and asked jay, what could do next? what is this vote on? when is the procedures coming up next? and no matter what the question, jay pearson had the correct answer in a way that
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 1:00am EST
on mental-health issues. representative tim murphy of pennsylvania and grace napolitano of california. francisco negron gives his perspective on how school boards are developing and implementing emergency plans. later, we hear from the editor of the atlantic. he will talk about his recent pieces about the rise of manufacturing in the u.s. washington journal, live every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> house speaker john boehner today proposed letting tax rates go up on income above $1 million as a short-term step to avoid some of the fiscal cliff. the white house and democratic leaders rejected his offer. we will hear from speaker boehner next. we will also get reaction from democratic house members and senators and later, a news conference with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. >> our first experience was to come in a different way than every family up here. after dad was sworn in, we took a picture of the family behind the oval office desk. that night, we did not get to move into the white house because nixon have left so quickly, they left their doctor -- daught
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 8:00pm EST
a minute and a half to the gentleman lady from california. >> thank you very much. well, it is clear that the republican image tiss hr 6684 is an attempt to generate votes for speaker boehner's plan b. when it comes to protecting the middle class this gets a failing grade grade. first it repeels the authority that was created in dodd-frank wall street reform act of too big to fail institutions. it would also tie the hands of the consumer financial protection bureau, an agency we formed under dodd-frank to make sure financial institutions play by the rules whit comes to mortgage, student loans credit card and payday lenders. it would eliminate that independent funding and tie their hands by making their bureau basically have to go through the prorpeyations process. the plan like wise eliminates the office of financial research, an agency that's tasked with collecting information on our financial markets and financial stability issues. finally it would just kill the home affordable modification program. we need to improve our ability to do loan modifications, not kill it. it is unnoorn
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2012 1:00am EST
of reforming government. california just decided to raise taxes instead of reforming their pension system. so the states are divided into those states that don't raise taxes and are reforming government. those states that to raise taxes that don't reform government. host: the first call, joe in georgia, republican line. caller: peter, i think grover norquist is the greatest taxpayer champion in history. we love him in georgia. we totally agree with him. we think the answer is electing more people like tom price. my big question is i think a lot of john boehner, and he's been there 22 years. a lot of us in georgia feel tom price ought to be elected speaker. he would be much more aggressive and would not capitulate on taxes to obama. what do you think of tom price being speaker? grover, you are a national hero. but you are exactly right on taxes. god bless you. guest: thank you. very kind comments. all the republicans in georgia in the house of representatives have been stalwarts in opposing tax increases. neither of the republican senators have voted for a tax increase. congressman price is a
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 8:00pm EST
california, mr. garamendi, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. garamendi: mr. speaker, thank you for the opportunity. we're going to spend a good portion of this hour talking about something that is on everybody's mind, the fiscal cliff. oh my goodness, the fiscal cliff is now just -- wow, 20 days away. so what are we going to do? some have suggested that we really have to deal with entitlements. and i'm here to agree that we can and we should deal with entitlements. certainly two of those issues, which i really don't think we ought to call entitlements but are fundamental programs here in america for americans, should be dealt with. one that some people want to put on the table really doesn't deal with the deficit at all, and that's social security. so before we even get into this discussion tonight, let's just understand or anybody that cares to take on this issue that in dealing with the fiscal cliff, social security is not the problem. the deficit is not caused by social security. social security has never been and in its present form, will not be part
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am EST
of the fiscal year, you do not get paid until you do, and there is no retroactive pay and. california did it. it is the only thing in the constitution they are supposed to every year and they did not do it. number two,had a behavioral impact. no deal, no break. starting in 2013, they do not grand bargain. these people get seven times more days off than the typical american. money. thirdly, every member of congress should be required to prepare their own taxes. everyone should be required to prepare their own taxes because if they had to do it, they would wake up and we would get tax reform lot quicker. i ask people who prepare their taxes, less than 5%. as the governor knows, a lot of people, i do not get deductions but for two things. interest's on a home mortgage and charitable contributions. nothing for state, local taxes. gone. g-o-n-e. people need to recognize where we are and change incentives. this effort. on the other hand, when you see the kind of information the general public has, one almost has to weep. one way we totally confuse people these days is with something called the bas
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 6:00am EST
with congressman tim murphy of pennsylvania and congresswomen grace napolitano of california about mental health services. in one hour, 45 minutes, a discussion on school security and emergency planni.
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00am EST
twitter. guest: i believe that is the case. tom in california, go ahead. caller: i have several issues with the estate tax. i am a farmer if it comes back to the normal 1 million exemptions. we work together to build this estate. it wasn't just my parents but it is in my parents' name. i have to pay tax to something i have contributed to. host: help people understand how farmers fall into this estate tax? how is it your estate is worth more than $1 million? caller: we have about 1,000 acres in sonoma county, california and it is worth about $8 million or so. we have another piece of property. we used to have a dairy operation on his property. it is surrounded by the city and it will be annexed into the city. the whole family created this estate. when we get the $5 million benefit, it isn't per child. you have to divide that up between all the kids. if one child, one child gets a $5 million. we continually invested plan. host: can you hang on the line? i want joseph schatz to address what you're saying. guest: there is a provision if one parent dies, they can pick up a portion of the ex
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 8:00pm EST
: i'm pleased to yield one minute to the gentlelady from california, our leader, ms. pelosi. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. pelosi: thank you very much, madam chair. ranking member. thank you, mr. speaker. why did i sort of smell smoke when i heard this debate? it's reminiscent of nero fiddling while rome burned. the american people are waiting for us to get the job dobe here, not to make a myriad of excuses about why stuff hasn't been done. you're bringing up a rule that says we should take -- have suspension authority. let's bring the middle income tax cut up under suspension. i believe and i am willing to take the chance that this house would give over 2/3 of a vote to middle income tax cuts. a tax cut which gives -- do i detect your smirk to mean you don't think republicans won't vote for middle income tax cuts? should i take it to mean you will continue to hold middle income tax cuts hosstanl, giving tax cuts to the wealthiest people in our country? the unfairness of it is appall, the fact that it increases the deficit is disgr
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 1:00am EST
and the reserve the balance of my time. >> the gentleman from california. >> i agree with her completely, mr. speaker. it is very important that we do not let the sequestered to place. i hope and believe she is right that we will not see that happen. i would also like to associate myself with her remarks as it relates to ensuring that we do not go over the fiscal cliff. that is something that is very desired on our part as well. i would also like to respond to one. very quickly before a yield to my good friend from roseville. we would not be adjourned and the congress today and ending our work. i have said in the rules committee, mr. speaker, that we are going to continue with our work. the action that we're going to take as it relates to these two measures, again, the reconciliation package designed to ensure that as my friend from rochester said that we do as the sequestration, which we all know would be devastating. it is a package of $238 billion over a 10-year period of time that is a responsible measure measure that would not be gutting the programs but will begin tackling entitlements
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 1:00am EST
was the first hispanic woman and a presidential cabinet. she was a member of congress from california. she has done -- this first woman to receive the john f. kennedy profile in courage award. we'll hear hilda was the first latina elected to the state senate from california. you have such a compelling personal story. your father ran the teamsters union and is from mexico and your mother is from nicaragua. i am also the daughter of immigrants. my parents came from ireland and i'm the third of seven children. i'm curious to hear how your personal story got you to the white house. [laughter] >> thank you for having me. this is a wonderful opportunity. i am reminded of what happened a few years ago. this is were the work was done. workers got together early in the morning on different shifts. those kinds of things are familiar to me. our parents were always attending to us and making sure we could be independent and responsible, and always very mindful of work and what that meant, no matter what kind of work it is. always to provide respect and dignity to everybody. i grew up with five sisters and
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
of california on his 17 terms in congress. that is followed at 9:15 with representative lynn woolsey on her anti-war work. that is thursday at 8:00 p.m. eastern, here on c-span. >> tonight, a discussion on corporations in pursuit of high stock values. then a group economist explains why he believes the u.s. is responsible for the global financial crisis. later, interviews with retiring members of congress. on tomorrow morning's washington journal, we are asking business owners to call in and talk about the fiscal cliff and their plans for next year. then we will continue with the forecast for the coming years housing market. that is all about more discussion of the fiscal cliff negotiations as congress returns to washington. we will be joined by steve forbes. later, discussion on background checks, how they work, who gets them, and when they are required. our guest is matt bennett. "washington journal," live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. a cornell university law professor has written books on increasing stock prices. she spoke about what she described as the corporate world in the effort to ma
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 1:00am EST
's funeral in california. to some extent, we are just a big family. >> either of your reached out to the obama girls or could you speculate what it is like at their age to be first children? >> well, the answer is no, because i am not been asked. but the second thing i would say is i think there are goods and bads. one, they do not have to worry about dating. >> yet. >> yeah, but even so, they're still pretty young. susan was in her prime. >> i was. [laughter] >> i was also -- late bloomer, but i was still in there. so, to some extent, i think some of the young men that i would need would want to go out with the secret service and have nothing to do with me. but the negative part is you would go out with somebody and the next day there would be something in the paper, and the poor fellow just wanted to the movies. you know, he was not proposing. and i am sure it probably hurt him with the other girls he was running around with. but we had the advantage of age and hopefully some judgment. now, the other side for the obama children is that they are young and they're very protected b
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